Philanthropy News Digest publishes RFPs and notices of awards as a free service for grant-making organizations and nonprofits. To have your RFP considered for publication, please email pndrfp@foundationcenter.org with a Word document, text-only file, or link to a Web site explaining the program scope, grantee qualifications, application instructions, and deadlines. We require notice of funding opportunities five weeks in advance of their deadlines.

New RFPs


Agriculture / Food

Farm Credit East Accepting Applications for AgEnhancement Grant Program

Posted: September 25, 2016
Deadline: December 1, 2016

Grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded to help organizations promote awareness of and strengthen agriculture, commercial fishing, and the forest products industry in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont....

Arts / Culture

Puffin Foundation Issues RFP for Social Justice Arts Projects

Posted: September 26, 2016
Deadline: December 16, 2016

Grants will be awarded to individual artist-activists and arts organizations seeking to enrich and inform the public on important subjects such as the environment, social justice, and civil rights....

Civil / Human Rights



New York State Health Foundation Invites Applications for Special Projects Fund

Posted: September 21, 2016
Deadline: September 27, 2016 (Online Inquiry Form)

Grants of up to $400,000 will be awarded to organizations with a significant presence in New York State in support of projects focused on building healthy communities and improving healthcare transparency and affordability, with the goal of empowering consumers....

RWJF Issues RFP for Transparency in Research Program

Posted: September 19, 2016
Deadline: October 5, 2016 (Letters of Intent)

Grants will be awarded to projects designed to increase transparency and accountability throughout the research life cycle, with a special emphasis on open access and increasing the speed of information dissemination from funded research to action....

Human Services

International Affairs / Development

Journalism / Media

Medical Research

HDI Seeks LOIs for 2016 Gund-Harrington Scholar Awards

Posted: September 22, 2016
Deadline: October 14, 2016 (Letters of Intent)

Three-year grants of up to $900,000 will be awarded in support of innovative research efforts that contribute to the prevention and treatment of and/or a cure for blindness….

Medical Toxicology Foundation Issues RFP for Research and Teaching Awards

Posted: September 19, 2016
Deadline: February 15, 2017

The foundation will award a grant or grants totaling up to $20,000 over one to two years in support of innovative projects that support its mission to advance understanding, enhance patient care, and improve the dissemination of knowledge with respect to toxic exposures....

Mental Health

Philanthropy / Voluntarism